October 1st 2023
There is a growing movement to establish a code-green protocol that can be called when a patient is belligerent and de-escalation strategies have failed.
September 30th 2023
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center names its first hospital president, and Brigham and Women's appoints a chief medical officer.
September 29th 2023
Nearly half of those who have used telehealth have only done so once, according to a new report from Trilliant Health. Some patients still want to be seen in person.
A federal court rejected the Federal Trade Commission’s efforts to block the Louisiana system’s acquisition of three hospitals from HCA Healthcare.
September 28th 2023
There’s a significant gender gap in the well-being of female physicians and women training to be tomorrow’s doctors.
Mental health: Clinicians can look out for each other
Healthcare workers can engage colleagues who are struggling and let them know they aren’t alone. Leaders also need to be checking on their teams.
Health systems see spike in advanced email cyberattacks
The attacks involve business email compromise to phishing attempts. A cybersecurity expert says attackers will slowly engage victims and build trust.
Emerging cybersecurity threats in healthcare | Special Report
Experts warn about the growing dangers of criminals using AI and deepfakes to target hospitals and healthcare organizations.
Hospitals are making strides in cybersecurity, as leaders now have ‘the fear of God’
Ransomware attacks can endanger patients and costs health systems millions. Experts say the C-suite is more engaged on the issue.
More than 75,000 Kaiser Permanente workers will strike next week if they don’t get a deal
The unions say they need an agreement by the end of the week, or they will walk out in October. It would be the largest healthcare worker strike in U.S. history.
Prepayment itemized bill audits: What’s the catch? | Viewpoint
These audits hurt hospitals’ revenue cycles by increasing administrative costs and ultimately reducing reimbursement.
Kaiser Permanente names leader of Southern California, Hawaii region | MED MOVES
Seattle Children's appoints a chief scientific officer, and others take on new roles.
Pushing for more men, and more Black men, to be screened for prostate cancer
Prostate cancer cases have increased after years of decline. Evan Goldfischer, president of LUGPA, talks about the need to increase awareness and outreach.
Tower Health suffers rating downgrade as it strives to recover
Fitch Ratings cited continued losses and a low amount of cash on hand. The Pennsylvania-based system says it’s making progress toward profitability.
Doctors aren’t the only ones battling burnout. Many medical students are hurting.
Physicians, and tomorrow’s doctors, are struggling with their well-being, a new study finds. Experts call for changes to encourage doctors, residents and students to get the help they need.
These are the 10 most racially inclusive hospitals in America, Lown Institute says
The think tank ranked the hospitals that fared best in opening its doors to all. The institute also identified metro areas with high segregation.
Joint Commission offers hospitals certification for sustainability
The voluntary program is designed to help hospitals curb their emissions and expand their work to combat climate change. Leaders also point to potential cost savings.
Wisconsin hospital systems on cusp of merger, leaders are ‘ready to launch’
The CEOs of Froedtert Health and ThedaCare talks with Chief Healthcare Executive about the planned merger, their similar goals and philosophies, and why they say it’ll work.
Looking at Dana-Farber’s new partnership with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
They plan to build a new hospital for cancer patients in Boston. The new collaboration signals Dana-Farber is moving on from a long relationship with Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Hospital executives must make tough decisions ‘before we have to’ | Lessons for Leaders
Aspirus Health CEO Matt Heywood talks about the importance of being proactive, especially as he sees a difficult environment for hospitals in the years ahead.
More than 60,000 Kaiser Permanente workers are willing to strike, and the number could grow
Union workers have authorized a strike if there’s no contract by Sept. 30. It could be the largest healthcare worker strike in American history.
Investing in continuous learning for healthcare professionals is non-negotiable | Viewpoint
Healthcare organizations must adopt a pragmatic and intentional approach that integrates training into routinely scheduled programs.
AdventHealth appoints regional chief clinical officer, and more | MED MOVES
CAQH welcomes a new chief executive officer, and other leaders take new roles.
Bipartisan measure aims to protect hospital workers from violence | Bills and Laws
Advocates want healthcare workers to get federal protection, similar to airline employees. Healthcare leaders say more doctors, nurses and other staffers have been attacked in recent years.
As Medicaid cuts draw closer, hospitals look to Congress for help
Beginning in October, a key program offering federal funds to safety net hospitals is slated for a reduction of $8 billion. More than 250 hospitals have asked Senate and House leaders to block the cuts.
Florida hospital system completes merger
University of Florida Health has brought Flagler Health+ into the academic system. It will now be known as UF Health St. Johns.
For nurses and doctors struggling with mental health, ‘You are not alone’
With the observance of National Suicide Prevention Week, Sarah Wells of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses talks about self-care, getting help and how hospitals can help their staff.
Hospitals push for bigger federal payments for outpatient care
Advocates for health systems say a CMS proposal is insufficient, as hospitals continue to grapple with higher costs.
Aspirus Health CEO Matt Heywood talks about the system’s rapid growth
In an interview with Chief Healthcare Executive, he discusses the planned merger with St. Luke’s in Duluth, buying several hospitals from Ascension and expanding care in rural areas.
‘Unconscionable’: Hospitals, doctors implore CMS to avert cuts for physician payments
The American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, and the Medical Group Management Association say the reductions would hurt providers.
Leapfrog Group, American Diabetes Association team up to recognize hospitals
For the first time, the organizations plan to honor those providing top-notch care for patients with diabetes. Leah Binder, Leapfrog CEO, talks about the new program and why she says it’s so important.
Biden urged to make improving patient safety a national priority
A presidential advisory panel recommends the White House take action to lower the number of harmful events in hospitals. Patient advocates offered praise.
Preparing for hurricanes and severe weather: Lessons from Tampa General Hospital
The large hospital avoided damage from Hurricane Idalia. The organization has developed detailed plans to deal with flooding, power losses and other disruptions from storms.
Telehealth and nursing homes: 9 takeaways from a key study
Researchers completed the first comprehensive analysis on telemedicine in skilled nursing facilities. Many nursing homes aren’t utilizing virtual visits.
The benefits of improved hospital and clinic scheduling workflows | Viewpoint
Hospitals can benefit from additional revenue and increased capability. Surgeons can perform more cases and nurses can have more consistent schedules.
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